Stability of an asynchronous swarm with time-dependent communication links


GAZİ V.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS PART B-CYBERNETICS, cilt.38, sa.1, ss.267-274, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/tsmcb.2007.910530
  • Dergi Adı: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS PART B-CYBERNETICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.267-274

Özet

In this correspondence, we consider a simple model of N interacting agents with fixed or time-dependent communication links. We allow for asynchronous operation and time delays in the information flow. We show that the convergence of the states of the agents to a common value will be achieved, provided that old information is uniformly purged from the system. The considered model finds an application not only in swarming but also in other fields, including synchronization and distributed decision making or consensus seeking.